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Inspired Paintings

Collection

*These paintings were inspired by prayer and scripture*

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“The Little Chapel That Stood”

24x18″ Oil on Canvas by Rose Gennaro – Painted May 2023

About 8 years ago I visited St. Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan with my cousin, Marc.  I had never been there before and knew nothing about the history.  It is the oldest church in Manhattan – constructed in 1766. NYC is where our first capital was.  George Washington dedicated our country to God after his inauguration in this Chapel – April 30, 1789.  He attended the church for two years – we saw his pew – it was roped off but still in the church.  In addition, there was a display of firemen’s pictures and other artifacts from 9/11 in the back of the church.  Some of the firemen killed on 9/11 attended this church.  It was also used as a base for the First Responders after the attack.

While researching information about the church, I suddenly had a vision (in my mind) for a painting depicting the Church on 9/11 – which would include George Washington. The elements that I saw and had to be included in the painting were St. Paul’s Chapel, the Twin Towers during the attack (in the background), the Sycamore Tree, George Washington in the chapel dedicating our country to God, and the firemen who risked their lives and/or lost on 9/11. The painting was to tell the story of how God preserved that church because this was where our country was dedicated to Him and He would not let it be destroyed because he made a covenant.

I began drawing the painting on a canvas in the middle of March 2023.  After I finished drawing it, a friend in my prayer group told me that Jonathan Cahn talks about St. Paul’s Church in his book, The Harbinger.  I had heard of the book but never read it. She sent me an excerpt from it regarding St. Paul’s Chapel.  It amazingly told the story that I felt God wanted me to tell in my painting!  Jonathan Cahn describes how 9/11 and the Sycamore Tree represented the passage in Isaiah above that parallels what happened in the Old Testament– they were a warning to turn back to God.  He says just like in the Old Testament, instead of Israel turning back to God or our country during 9/11, both became arrogant in their own ability to recover from the tragedies.  And the Speaker of the House at the time quoted that very scripture to show how resilient we were, not even knowing what it really meant.  It really impressed me that the Sycamore Tree, that took the brunt of the debris, saved the church – even though it was a symbol of man’s arrogance.  It really demonstrated to me the unfailing mercy of God even when we turn away from Him.

When I was almost done, I placed a single fireman towards the bottom center of the painting, simply because I had to fill in the space with something.  I did not realize until AFTER I painted him that he is looking right at George Washington.  All the other firemen are dealing with 9/11, but this fireman is focused on George Washington and the significance of what happened in that Church. He ties the present in with the past, and this fireman was having a spiritual awakening, which is what God wants to happen to anyone who will repent and turn to Him in His great mercy and love for us.  It would have been awesome if I had deliberately done this, but I didn’t – it just happened by accident, and I have to believe that was the Lord. This entire story illustrates the mercy of God.  It truly is the most meaningful and intensely significant painting I have ever done. 

 Link to Jonathan Cahn’s excerpt form ‘The Harbinger’:

https://www2.cbn.com/article/not-selected/jonathan-cahn-harbinger

 

“In the Midst of the Storm”

18x24″″ Oil on Canvas by Rose Gennaro – Painted March 2020

I painted this after Covid-19 broke out in March of 2020 when New York became the epicenter of the virus.  The sky shows the blackness and evil of the virus itself.  The light on the horizon shows that there is hope in God that there will be  end to this and the Lord will see us through.  The solitary person shows our isolation but light is shining on the person for hope and comfort.

Inspired by the Coronavirus Outbreak – “NYC Unmasked”

36x24 Oil on Canvas by Rose Gennaro – Painted April 2020

I was inspired to paint this admidst the coronavirus outbreak in New York City.  The virus is depicted in the dark clouds but the ligtht is driving it out.  To me the light respresents God’s triumph over darkness.  I also wanted to express the uncanny resilience NYC is know for and its perserverance through this difficult time.  I wanted this to be an inspiration to people and to elicit a feeling of hope and faith.

As I finished the first painting depicting the Coronavirus – ‘In the Midst of the Storm’ (Coronavirus Story), I had a very strong inner sensing from God that I HAD to do a second painting of New York City depicting the virus.  God gave me a vision in my mind of the NYC skyline with the Statue of Liberty rising up behind the buildings and bigger than everything else.  The sky was to show the coronavirus, but in this painting, I visualized more light breaking through.  I used 5 photographs that I had taken myself from various trips to NYC prior to this in order to do the skyline, arranging them in such a way as to show the main buildings and icons that everyone has come to know and love.  I painted the skyline first, because I needed to see that on the canvas before I could visualize the sky.  At that point I had no idea how I was going to paint the sky to show the virus. I ended up using two photographs I had taken previously also, and then blended them into one using my intuition and sense of what I was trying to express, altering them to show my expression.  The entire painting is about what I want to SAY, which shows the coronavirus in the dark clouds, but the light of God is driving it out.   I also wanted it to represent the uncanny resilience that NYC is known for – and that it will triumph and be victorious despite the great darkness that has had it in its grip.

What was also extraordinary about this painting, was that when I painted the Statue of Liberty face, I was simply trying to duplicate the actual face of the Statue of Liberty.  After painting the first unfinished round of the statue, I was tired and went to bed.  When I woke up the next morning I looked at the face and to my shock and amazement it was the face of Jesus!  It was not intentional but I decided to leave it alone. 

“Twin Towers Remembered”

24x18″ Oil on Canvas by Rose Gennaro – Painted August 2020

“I love New York City and was inspired by God to paint this to remember the Twin Towers and all the people who lost their lives that day. I visualized the Twin Towers as part of the skyline, but transparent because they WERE there, but are not there now. The Statue of Liberty facing the skyline, has a tear in her eye – representing the sorrow we feel over the loss.  The eternal flame is pointing toward the towers. The scene is lower Manhattan where the Towers stood, with the ferries, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island”. 

*This painting was exhibited in the 9/11 Town of Wappingers NY Exhibit in 2021  

“Isaiah 40:31”

20x16″ Oil on Canvas by Rose Gennaro 

“I love New York City and was inspired by God to paint this to remember the Twin Towers and all the people who lost their lives that day. I visualized the Twin Towers as part of the skyline, but transparent because they WERE there, but are not there now. The Statue of Liberty facing the skyline, has a tear in her eye – representing the sorrow we feel over the loss.  The eternal flame is pointing toward the towers. The scene is lower Manhattan where the Towers stood, with the ferries, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island”. 

*This painting was exhibited in the 9/11 Town of Wappingers NY Exhibit in 2021  

“Michael the Archangel”

Oil on Canvas (part of the larger painting – “The Power of Prayer”)

By Rose Gennaro

“The Power of Prayer”

30x20 Oil on Canvas

By Rose Gennaro

I painted this from a vision I saw in my mind while praying for our country – I saw a great darkness over a city but God is sending his angels in response to our prayers, and great light is dispelling the darkness.

“Psalm 139:11-12”

By Rose Gennaro

While reading this Psalm I saw this vision in my mind and had to paint it.

“If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall fall on me’, Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You.  But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You”. 

“Psalm 139:13”

9x12  Oil on Canvas

By Rose Gennaro

While reading Psalm 139 I had a vision of a baby in the womb and painted this from an untrasound.  

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb”